There's a few things to be mad about this week- madly enthusiastic about, that is.
First I wanted to introduce you to Mad About Manchester. Ran by Nik Maguire, or Mr Deansgate as he is known, the Facebook page describes itself as 'Manchester's first video magazine' and covers events occurring in the city. It's not dissimilar to these prospective posts I pump out every Monday, except I try to focus on things people can do to meet new people in the first place. Nik's site is still well worth a look.
Hip hop / Garage group So Solid Crew are playing in VIVA on Wednesday. The drinks are only £1, although you'll probably have to queue a little longer than 21 Seconds at the bar. No meetup for this.
There is, however, a meetup for VIVA's Thursday night event, the Miss Swimsuit Competition.
Ran by Verena Twigg of Yumyum Models, the night is sure to be a superb one. It'll be the third I've visited. In attendance: Becky Holt, Callum Best, Chloe Khan, CharlotteDawson, Ann DeniseWilson, Sophie Dalzell, Miiaan and DJ Sarah Giggle. I've been to a couple of these at TheMilton Club and they were great fun. Not visited VIVA yet.
If it sounds like your thing, get involved with the meetup. We're starting in nearby Gorilla at 7:30pm and heading to Viva for 8.
Many more Meetup ideas in the pipeline.